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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Nanus'


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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Nanus’ – 'Nanus' is a smaller mounding form of Ninebark with green leaves. Pretty buds in light pastel pink open into typical white flowers with purplish stamens. Fall color can be a mix of colors with red as a base. ‘Nanus’ can be used on an embankment, as a filler shrub in a hedgerow between and before larger shrubs or even as an edge of the woodland shrubbery. It is also a good plant to reclaim wildlife areas. And due to smaller size and terrific mildew resistance it is a good breeding parent with gold and purple-leaf forms to explore the possibility of new, smaller cultivars. This is an irregularly rounded and mounding form. Not only is it useful it is adaptable as well: to sun, shade and wetter or even drought conditions. Cutting grown.


2-5 Ft


3-4 Ft


Light Pink


(2)3 to 7
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Characteristics and Attributes for Physocarpus opulifolius 'Nanus'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Exfoliating

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Dappled Shade


  • Labyrinth
  • Natural Garden
  • Shrub Border
  • Border
  • Hedge
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Hedgerow
  • Massing
  • Foundation

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Adaptable


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown